Too much or too little stories?
by, 01-09-2011 at 12:54 PM (3665 Views)
Howdy all again EWN Community. Your favorite TNA Creative Writer back again for another blog/rant.
Everybody wants to try and pinpoint what's wrong with the wrestling industry today. Lack of talent, direction, and staleness all come to mind. And all valid points.
I just acquired every WWF (that's WWE for you young folks) Pay Per View from 2001. The dreaded Invasion angle. Now I'm only at Wrestlemania X-7 a little more then half way through, and I've noticed something that is CLEARLY missing from WWE TV these days....STORIES.
Every match that I have watched so far has had a video package or JR and Paul Heyman talking about how things came to be. Hell even the Women's Title match between Ivory and Chyna had a video package. Every match MEANS something, there's a reason for it.
Now that's not to say that the current WWE and TNA PPV's don't have MEANINGFUL matches, but back in 2001 it just felt like everything meant MORE.
I guess I just miss the INTERESTING stories. I mean Ivory and Right to Censor "broke" Chyna's neck.
Laycool made fun of Natalya for being bigger :/
Y2J pissed in William Regal's tea.
Does anybody remember why Kofi and Ziggler fought for the IC title?
TNA on the other hand, tries TOO hard to be like cutting edge TV. TOO hard to be like Lost or The Event, gaping plot lines, confusing twist and turns that make NO SENSE, all with the promise of making sense of it later.
There really is no closing of this blog, just a rant I guess of how I miss how almost perfectly balanced everything in early 2001 was.